A cold, hard winter can be a trying time for your roof, the most vulnerable piece of your home. If you know how to identify damage from issues like ice dams and melting snow, dealing with the aftermath might be easier than you think.
Damage from the Inside
Checking for winter roof damage can begin without stepping outside. Be on the lookout for water damage and discoloration on the ceiling – a sure sign of a leaky roof that’s prone to further damage caused by rain and snow.
Inspect your attic with a flashlight for further signs of damage, such as mold and discoloration. Make note of the location of the damage so you can look for the opening on the outside of the roof.
Even if no obvious sign of damage is found inside the roof, an opening that could cause future damage may still be there. Turn off … Read the rest